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Article ID: 565514

Pressure from ‘Friends’ Could be Catalyst for G20 Action on Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Increasing pressure from the international community may be the catalyst needed to ensure fossil fuel subsidy reform is high on the climate change agenda of the G20 summit in Toronto this month.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 565651

Gulf Oil Spill Experts at Michigan Tech

Michigan Technological University

There are so many aspects to the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana is that it can be hard to know where to turn for an informed comment. Several scientists and alumni from Michigan Technological University have research and practical expertise that you might find helpful.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 565737

Boosting Microbes’ Appetite for Oil Part of Clean-Up Research

University of Alabama

Researchers are seeking to accelerate the chemical breakdown of the hydrocarbons contained in the oil spilled in the Gulf. Objectives include identifying sources of naturally occurring marine organic matter that will speed up the rate of this breakdown and identifying the bacteria involved.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 565746

From Small Businesses to Small Animals: Experts on Oil Spill Impacts

University of Alabama

As efforts to address the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continue, University of Alabama experts are available to comment on areas ranging from the needs of small businesses devastated by the disaster to petroleum engineering, water quality and ecosystem issues.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 565756

From Cement to Ocean Current Modeling, Iowa State Engineers Offer Oil Spill Insights

Iowa State University

Three Iowa State University engineers—one drawing on hands-on experience and the others applying theory, mathematics, and computational modeling—offer a look into the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 565420

Guidebooks to Help Public Health Agencies Deal with Climate Change

University of Oregon

The University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative, in partnership with the Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials and public health organizations around the state, have issued two new guidebooks aimed at helping health-related agencies and organizations cope with climate change.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 1:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 565766

IISD Urges Canada to Take Lead on Global Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform at the G20 Summit

International Institute for Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is encouraged that climate change is on the agenda of the G8 and G20 and urges Canada to follow-up with a solid commitment on fossil fuel subsidy reform as a critical next step.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 11:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 565763

Initial Fibertect Field Test a Success

Texas Tech University

The wipe material, designed for the U.S. Military, proves itself on the soiled beaches of Grand Isle, La.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 565761

Are You an Urban Tree Hugger? Depends on Where You Live in Toronto

Ryerson University

It is a well-known fact that trees provide many benefits to city dwellers such as shade and clean air. But when it comes to Torontonians who appreciate trees versus others who plant them in their backyards to revitalize the city’s urban forests, it depends on which neighbourhood you live in, say Ryerson University researchers.

Released:
18-Jun-2010 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 565750

Scientist Takes Comprehensive Look at Human Impacts on Ocean Chemistry

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Numerous studies are documenting the growing effects of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world’s oceans. But most of those have studied single, isolated sources of pollution and other influences. Now, a marine geochemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has published a report in the latest issue of the journal Science that evaluates the total impact of such factors on the ocean and considers what the future might hold.

Released:
17-Jun-2010 5:00 PM EDT

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